Josh and Hannah’s Wedding

Josh and Hannah are now Mr. and Mrs. Rowe!

Wedding picture by lake in park

What a beautiful day it was! I met Hannah, a few of her bridesmaids, and some of our family bright and early at a hair salon near our church. We enjoyed having our hair done, eating donuts and bagels, and sipping coffee. It was such a happy, excited few hours of chatting and discussing the day ahead.

Wedding hairWedding makeup

After leaving the hair salon, all of the bridesmaids met at my parents’ house to get dressed, and then the limo bus picked us up! Hannah and Josh ended up booking a limo bus because there were 22 people in their bridal party. It was a lot of fun to have so many bridesmaids and groomsmen!

Purple bridesmaids dresses

Once we arrived at the church, we all hung out in the nursery until it was time for the ceremony. Hannah was super excited, and I think the only thing she was nervous about was crying while reading her vows, since Han and Josh wrote their own vows. We spent most of the time in the nursery dancing, laughing, and talking. I said a prayer for the day, and then it was go time!

Bride with bouquet of daisies and greenery Bridesmaids in light purple dresses from David's BridalBridesmaids dresses and boots

The ceremony was very emotional. Watching my dad walk my sister down the aisle was so sweet. When he handed her off to Josh, our evangelist, Covey, read a letter my dad wrote to Josh and Hannah that was incredibly special. Basically, he said how proud he was of them as a Christian couple, and that he loves them both so much and is very happy for them. I don’t know if there was a dry eye in the auditorium.

My brother, Josh’s brother and sister, and I all read scripture that Josh and Hannah chose for us to read, then Hannah and Josh read their vows. I loved hearing Josh and Hannah’s vows because they were funny, sweet, and full of love. I hope they frame them and read them every single day 🙂

Bride and groom walking down the aisle

After the ceremony, the bridal party loaded into the limo bus and headed to the park that Jimmy and I were engaged at for photos! It was a warm, sunny day and the park was just gorgeous.

Bride and groom with flowersBridesmaids jumpingOutdoor wedding pictures

Once we finished up taking pictures, we headed to the reception for dinner and dancing! The reception was at Josh’s house, which is on acres and acres of land, with chicken, horses, and goats. It was so laid back and fun. There were dogs walking around, people playing frisbee, and the food was served in a barn.

Bridal party with gunsglobe lightsFamily at wedding

Hannah and Josh danced to Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis. Their dance was so cute! They practiced quite a bit before the wedding, and they did a wonderful job dancing together. They also cut their cake and smashed it in each others faces, which was pretty hilarious. Hannah was absolutely covered in cake after that 🙂

Bride and groom dancing Wedding cakeBride and groom cake smash

At the end of the evening, Hannah changed into a dress that wasn’t covered in cake and was easier to get around in and they drove off in a tractor! They left from their reception and went straight to the Pittsburgh International Airport to fly to their honeymoon destination. They’re in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic!

Bride and groom wedding pictures at sunset Bride and groom driving away in tractorBride and groom driving away in a tractor

It was just such a wonderful day. I am so incredibly happy for Hannah and Josh, and I wish them the very best as they start their life together!!

I’m sure I’ll be posting more wedding pictures soon 🙂

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Three Years

Jimmy and I have been married for three years now. The past three years have been so incredibly blessed, fun, and joyful.

Wedding picture outside of church bride and groom

We’ve traveled, adopted a cat, had countless get-togethers, served in our church, worked on house projects, put up with Lola’s antics, taken pictures, planted gardens, spent time with friends, celebrated with our families, taken walks, caught Pokemon, napped, baked, laughed, visited new babies in the hospital, filmed vlogs, danced, played video games, cooked, and so many other things.

We’ve been through sickness, health problems, and disappointments. We’ve attended funerals and cried together. We’ve had hard days, busy days, grumpy days, and days when we hardly saw each other.

We talk about the future, and wonder what it will be like. We talk about the past and reminisce. Through it all, the one constant has been God. Each day, we pray together, and we thank God for the ways in which he has blessed us. We aim to keep Him first in our lives, always. My prayer for our marriage is that we will continue to serve God together and put Him first in all that we do.

Happy anniversary, Jimmy! I love you so much!